Young tough tenor Walter Blanding
makes his Criss Cross Jazz debut
with a splendid quintet presentation of standards,
jazz pieces by Waller, Monk, and Wayne Shorter,
and a generous helping of his original compositions.
Joining him are his colleages from Wynton Marsalis'
Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra,
pianist Farid Barron,
and Criss Cross recording artists
bassist Rodney Whitaker and
trumpeter Ryan Kisor.
On drums the great Philadelphian drummer Rodney Green.
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Never Too Late (Walter Blanding) 5:37
My Little Sunflower (Walter Blanding) 5:30
Worry Later (Thelonious Monk) 5:39
The Olive Tree (Walter Blanding) 6:39
Jitterbug Waltz (Fats Waller) 5:23
The Nearness Of You (Hoagy Carmichael) 8:06
Charcoal Blues (Wayne Shorter) 5:59
Out Of Nowhere (J. Green) 6:16
One Day Before Tomorrow (Walter Blanding) 6:19
Total Time: 55:34
December 6, 1999
Brooklyn, NY, USA